The Buffalo Bills have traded quarterback Tyrod Taylor to the Cleveland BrownsI reports Adam Schefter of ESPN. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network confirmed the move, saying it was a third round pick being sent to Buffalo in exchange for their starting quarterback. It’s the first pick of the third round. By trading Taylor before his roster bonus was due next week, Buffalo is going to clear more than $10 million from their salary cap in 2018.
The move no doubt puts Buffalo on a crash course with the 2018 NFL Draft and a big trade up to land their starting quarterback of the future. It could also put Buffalo into the mix on the free agent market, with options such as Case Keenum and Teddy Bridgewater from the Minnesota Vikings as possibilities.
Almost two months ago, 67% of our readers voted that Buffalo should move on from Taylor as the quarterback of this team. Now it seems they will get their wish. The only quarterback currently on the roster for the 2018 season is Nathan Peterman with Taylor gone and Joe Webb set to be a free agent.
- 2017 performance reason enough for Bills to move on from Tyrod
- Nathan Peterman isn’t ready to lead the Bills in 2018
- Veteran quarterbacks available to replace Tyrod
- NFL draft options for replacing Tyrod
- Tyrod’s future clouded by volatile free agency, draft quarterback markets
- Bills will have competition for quarterback in 2018 NFL Draft
- Bills at a quarterback crossroads heading into 2018